Monthly Archive: December 2018

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Destroy Your Enemies Totally

No sitting American President had more enemies than Abraham Lincoln. He had a great strategy for destroying them; he befriended them. In fact, one of them would eventually take his life. Edwin McMasters Stanton (1814-1869) and Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) were enemies,...

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Be Yourself, Never Give Up

Peter Dinklage was born with achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism. He was the only family member with this abnormality, both his parents and his older brother Jonathan having the right heights. Despite being just 4 feet 5 inches (135 cm), he...

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POTUS Fact 6: First President whose Father was also a President

John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767–February 23, 1848) was an American statesman who served as a diplomat, minister and ambassador to foreign nations, treaty negotiator, United States Senator, U.S. Representative (Congressman) from Massachusetts, and the sixth President of the United States...

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The Pioneer Historian: Kenneth Onwuka Dike (1917-1983)

Professor Kenneth Onwuka Dike (December 17,  1917-October 26, 1983), B.A., M.A., PhD.,Hon. LLD, Hon. D.Litt., Hon. D.Sc., Andrew W. Mellon Professor of African History, Harvard University, was the first indigenous Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan and roaming Ambassador of...

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Paganini’s Violin: A Gift Left in a Case

Niccolò Paganini (October 27, 1782 – May 27, 1840) is considered one of the greatest violinists of all time. He was a virtuoso, performing his first concert at age eleven. His great technical ability revolutionized violin technique across Europe. When he...

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The World Will Get Up For You

Born in Kano, on April 10, 1957 in the then Northern Region of British Nigeria, Aliko Dangote was born to Mohammed Dangote and Mariya Sanusi Dantata. An ethnic Hausa from Kano State, he showed his love for business by selling sweets...